ESPN’s Doris Burke drew the unfortunate task of having to interview San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich following his team’s abysmal start go Game 3 against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night. The Spurs went on to win 104-93 in overtime and take a commanding 3-0 series lead, but Pop’s team dug itself into a 29-13 hole after the first quarter.
Burke asked Popovich what happened to the Spurs offensively in the first quarter that resulted in only 13 points.
“Turnovers,” he replied.
She then asked what he saw defensively from the Grizzlies that made them so effective.
“Turnovers,” Popovich said again.
Popovich didn’t exactly treat Burke as if she was Craig Sager, but it was vintage Pop nonetheless. It’s hard to believe this is the same guy who asked a reporter for a follow-up question just a couple weeks ago. Regardless of the mood he was in after a terrible first quarter, Popovich has to be feeling great about the fact that his team is on the verge of completing a sweep to advance to the NBA Finals.Google+